Passionate Filmmaker: Deepmala, Founder & CEO, The Visual House

A self-driven and free-spirited individual, Deepmala is founder and CEO of The Visual House, a Faridabad, Haryana-based video production and creative communication company. Starting off as a reporter in a news channel, Ms Deepmala quickly climbed the corporate ladder and began working as an assistant director and later as an associate director. Eventually, in 2010, she founded her own company and production house. In the last ten years, as a director and producer, Ms Deepmala has worked with clients ranging from government ministries to several UN agencies and development sector organisations along with the corporate sector. In an engaging conversation with Sharmila Chand, Ms Deepmala provides deep insights into her personal life.

How do you define yourself?
Relentless; if I aim for something, nothing can stop me, until I get it.

What is your philosophy of life?
Learn the rules, and then make your own.

What is your passion in life?
Professionally, filmmaking and The Visual House are my main, driving force and personally, my family.

A business leader you admire the most…
Ratan Tata

Your strength…
Will power – it was the only thing that I had at the beginning of my career.

What is your management mantra? 
Mine is simple – believe in yourself and your team.

What is your work philosophy?
I believe that you can only achieve your goals, if you give your 100 per cent without any excuses.

Your weakness…
I am a little bit emotional.

Your favourite holiday destination…
Anywhere in the mountains

You are a tough, serious boss or…
I would like to think that I am not that serious and am open to good ideas all the time.

What do you enjoy the most in life, generally?
Being with my daughter

How do you de-stress?
Again, looking at my daughter makes me forget all the worries in the world.

Your kind of music…
I love old, Hindi songs.

What is your fitness regime in life?
I do a little bit of Yoga and stretching in the morning before heading to the gym.

Your mantra for success…
Be honest to your work, and there is no doubt that success will follow.

Your dream…
Right now, it is to direct a full-length feature film. Once I have done that, I will think of something else.

Ten years from now, where do we see you?
We have already started diving into the fiction-film genre, and ten years from now I hope and I know that we will be making a lot of Web series and films.

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